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Heat wave across northern India! Delhi records hottest May day since 2002

The ongoing heatwave over several parts of north and central India is likely to continue during the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday, even as the southwest monsoon made further advancement in parts of Bay of Bengal.

North and central India have been reeling under a severe heatwave and temperatures have soared over 47 degrees Celsius at a few places. A western disturbance is likely to give some relief on May 29 and 30. During this period, parts of north India are likely to witness dust storms and thunderstorms.

New Delhi: Migrants wearing face masks put up in a stadium before boarding trains to their native places in UP, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

Jabalpur: A railway employee refills water bottles of migrants sitting in a train to reach their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jabalpur.

Bikaner: A man quenches his thirst on a hot summer day, in Bikaner.

Jaipur: A man walks under an umbrella to protect himself from the heat wave, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Badi Chopad in Jaipur. (PTI Photo) heatwave, heatwave india, heatwave in delhi, heatwave facts, april heatwave, what causes a heat wave, heatwave India, IMD, heat wave in northern india, delhi

Prayagraj: A father covers his child's head with a towel as protection from the scorching heat on a hot day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

New Delhi: People wait to collect drinking water on a street during a hot summer day, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, New Delhi.

Patna: A migrant student splashes water on his face to beat the heat during a hot summer day after arriving at Danapur Railway station by a special train, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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